You don't understand much of human nature, do you? Do you really believe once Israel killed every Hamas official, the Palestinians would suddenly change their opinions and see that Israel was right all the time? That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a while.
I don't think a cease fire is a good solution, and I'll state why here. The buffoons in Gaza are the same imbiciles who democratically voted Hamas in as their government in a fair election. It doesn't matter if a couple hundred of them are blown up. They already hate Israel to death (mostly). Secondly, it would let Hamas restock its rockets, which it would, in turn, use against Israel. The Israelis would be stupid to accept a cease fire. I say stay the course. Unlike al-Qaeda, these guys can be killed. After they're all lying dead in parts, maybe things will turn around in Gaza. I would LOVE to see a new Palestinian state in Gaza headed by a non-terrorist group, but only if it accepts Israel's legitimate existance as it's own state. If they cannot agree that Israel should remain existing as-is (just without the rockets), they will likely turn into something like Hamas. Anyways, I think Israel should liberate Lebanon from Hezbollah (funny how they were voted in, too). Like Hamas, they hide behind civillians, as un-innocent as the majority of them are.
All the Israelis are doing at the moment is fuelling hate among the people in the Gaza Strip through their suffering and deaths. If enough of Hamas survives in the underground until the troops have to pull back, they will be stronger than ever before, with the absolute support of just about any islamic nation in this world and thousands of new recruits and supporters.
But not only will support for Hamas and other radical islamic organisations increase drastically, Israel is also taking the risk of increasing antisemitism again, throughout the world. Sounds like a great plan for the future.Yeah right.
Also, Israel rightfully belongs to the Jews, and you would know this if you looked several thousand years back in history. It has been nabbed from them too many times. It should not happen again.
I do not believe it will improve the love/hatred of Israel in Palestine in the slightest bit. But one thing it would do is scare the "civilians" (if you can call them that) to death so that they would not go terrorist. Essentially, it sends the message "if you fire rockets at you, we will bomb your entire neighborhood and vaporize you, your neighbors, your friends and your children."
Anyways, the Israelites founded Israel. Plus, Jerusalem was founded by them and is located where a large percentage of the Jewish population is located. If it were to come under the control of the Palestinians, you'd have absolute HELL in the entire Middle-East. And don't even bother bringing up Istanbul. There are too many Muslims and Turks in Turkey and Istanbul for the Italians to lay claim to it, as well as the rest of the country.
Anyways, I believe Hybrid said earlier that being anti-zionist and anti-semitist are different things. Technically, they are, but if you want Israel to become part of a Muslim state, you likely, if not certainly, have some hatred of Jews.
Edited by King Telemnar, 14 January 2009 - 06:34 AM.